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Without adequate security implementation, your home network security can become vulnerable to hacking. In this article, we explore a few ways in which you can increase your home internet security.

Change Your Password Every 15 Days

The longer you keep the same password, the easier it will be for someone to figure it out. Don’t give unauthorized people access to your home network or Wi-Fi by changing your password every 15 days, or, at the most, every month.

Change the Name of Your Home Internet Security Once Every Few Months

Changing your network name can be a great way to prevent people from keeping tabs on your home Wi-Fi system. Often, many of us tend to use names that have a personal meaning to us when naming our home networks. These may contain clues to your passwords or other information. Changing your network name ensures people don’t monitor your network, and also, you don’t accidentally reveal any sensitive information.

Create a Separate Home Guest Network for Visitors to Use

A guest network is an additional Wi-Fi connection on the same fiber optic line. Here, this Wi-Fi network is dedicated to visitors and guests who you don’t want to share your primary home network with. This guest Wi-Fi connectivity lets them use your internet while keeping data on your primary channel away from their reach. You can create a different SSID and password and let them use this guest network.

Encrypt Your Home Network Connection

Hackers — or anybody else for that matter — can tap into the communication that occurs between your personal devices on this network. With the right technology, unauthorized people can find out what information is being shared online by you or to you (for example, credit card details during online shopping). With network encryption, you can add a new layer of security to your home internet network, ensuring no one will be able to find out what data you’re sharing or receiving.

Install a Powerful Firewall

Every router comes built-in with a powerful firewall. All you need to do is activate it for it to work. While this may slow your connection down a bit, it certainly makes your home network significantly safer to use. This router firewall monitors your network traffic and stops any suspicious activity that can compromise the safety and integrity of your network and data.

Choose a Fiber Optic Home Network Provider Who Advocates for Network Privacy

At Highlands Fiber Network, we are very knowledgeable about network security issues and solutions. We are dedicated to true network neutrality and subscriber-focused privacy policy.

We also have a responsive customer service team who can assist you with network security concerns 24/7. If you have any questions or encounter any connectivity issues, please contact support directly so we can work with you to resolve the issue. Our team can help walk through the issue over the phone or in person. Don’t hesitate to contact support directly at 425-427-0999 or by email at support@hfnservices.com if you experience Internet issues.